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Journal of Nutrition & Weight Loss
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Research Article

Effect of Nutrition Counseling Knowledge and Attitude toward Mother Breast Feeding and Baby Growth in Sub Lubuk Pakam

Herta Masthalina1*, Zein Agustina2

1Department of Nutrition Health Polytechnic Medan, Negara, Simpang, Tanjung, Garbus Lubuk, Pakam, Indonesia

2Alumni of study program D-IV Nutrition, Department of Ministry of Health polytechnic, Medan

*Corresponding Author:
Herta Masthalina
Department of Nutrition Health Polytechnic Medan, Negara, Simpang
Tanjung, Garbus Lubuk, Pakam, Sumatera, Utara-5514, Indonesia
Tel: 6281237154151
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 10, 2017; Accepted date: April 20, 2017; Published date: May 02, 2017

Citation: Masthalina H, Agustina Z (2017) Effect of Nutrition Counseling Knowledge and Attitude toward Mother Breast Feeding and Baby Growth in Sub Lubuk Pakam. J Nutr Weight Loss 1:104.

Copyright: © 2017 Masthalina H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



To run the program exclusive breast milk, nursing mothers should have a good knowledge. One way to gain knowledge is to give nutritional counseling. This study Aimed to influence nutritional counseling on exclusive breast milk and Nutritional Status of the knowledge and attitude of nursing mothers in the district health centers Lubuk Pakam. This research is a quasi experiment nonequivalent control group design. Research work carried out in the region district health centers Lubukpakam (treatment group) and PHC Tanjung Morawa (the control group). The treatment group was given nutritional counseling intervention for 3 months given as many as three sessions. The study was conducted in March 2016 to August 2016. The results Showed prior to the intervention of knowledge in both groups did not Differ (p=0.290), after intervention were significantly different (p=0.000). While the average weight gain in infants in the first months of 1.25 kg treatment group, the control group of 1.19 kg and the second month 1.44 in the intervention group and the control group 1 kg. Based paired tests conducted indicate that there is influence nutritional counseling on knowledge and attitudes in the intervention group.


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